Accession Number : AD0686502

Title :   STEEPEST DESCENT TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION WITH INEQUALITY CONSTRAINTS,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Jazwinski,Andrew H.

Report Date : 06 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A theoretical motivation for steepest descent solution of problems of minima and maxima of functions and functionals is presented. A method of solution of a simple variational problem, of the type encountered in trajectory optimization, is outlined. The general optimization problem, including equality and inequality constraints, both instantaneous and terminal, is defined. A general method for handling inequality constraints is developed, and a method of solving the general constrained problem is derived. The method permits the solution of realistically constrained trajectory optimization problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, STEEPEST DESCENT METHOD), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, INEQUALITIES, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE